I found this puzzle on another website and I wanted to share it here.
I will post the source link after a week to avoid spoilers.

Here are some rules:

and 'MARCH' is 'MAY' 
then 'AUGUST' is?

3 Answers 3




This is explained as

The output answer is the month which has the same index in the year as the number of letters in the input.

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    $\begingroup$ If so, we're got 2 Augusts in the year: Both February and November have 8 letters. $\endgroup$
    – Vector
    Commented Nov 23, 2017 at 21:50
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    $\begingroup$ I would use index instead of number. To me it was not immediately clear which number a month has, index indicates position. $\endgroup$
    – neXus
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 9:35
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    $\begingroup$ @Vector I also think OP selected the wrong answer. Agree to disagree, I suppose :) Also OP admitted to have selected the wrong answer, but doesn’t know how to change it :) $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ @Vector OP posted the link to the site that also has the question and answer. This is the correct answer. $\endgroup$
    – lPlant
    Commented Nov 28, 2017 at 16:02
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    $\begingroup$ @lPlant - I see. That makes it a poorly designed puzzle. $\endgroup$
    – Vector
    Commented Nov 28, 2017 at 18:13

Answer is



JANUARY (char 7) means 7th month - JULY
SEPTEMBER (char 9) means 9th month - SEPTEMBER
FEBRUARY (char 8) means month 8 - AUGUST
MARCH (char 5) means month 5 - MAY
AUGUST (char 6 ) means...

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    $\begingroup$ This is the same as CodeNewbie's answer, posted almost a day earlier. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ This is the same answer but has a more readable explanation, which makes it not completely redundant. Having said that, it only barely provides more information and probably shouldn't have been posted. @maxasela, you should always look at existing answers before providing one of your own, to ensure you are not just adding a duplicate. And where your answer is clearly derivative of an earlier one, acknowledging the original answer is generally recommended. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 22:13
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    $\begingroup$ yes you got the right point. $\endgroup$
    – Karan shah
    Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 2:40


'FEBRUARY' (as we should not forget past - that is refer line number 3)

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    $\begingroup$ This answer is more confusing than the puzzle. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 5:49
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    $\begingroup$ I think @Mea is trying to say that = is a commutative operator, so if a = b, then b = a also. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 10:24
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    $\begingroup$ Why was this answer accepted? Can anybody explain the logic behind it? So far the answer of maxasela seems most logic to me =/... $\endgroup$
    – Mixxiphoid
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ What evidence do you have to support the logic employed in this answer? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 15:11
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    $\begingroup$ @user6433464 then why did you accept this answer if it’s “on the wrong track”? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 18:55

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